Amongst the very serious news making headlines on Wednesday, there was also the news that the Walkie Talkie skyscraper building in central London has been judged to be the ugliest building in the whole of the UK. As you can see from my very dreary featured image which I took a few days ago on a very wet Monday, it doesn’t look all that inspiring. But is it really the ugliest building this country has?
You might remember that the Walkie Talkie became famous for it’s glass causing some quite serious damage to a Jaguar car down below, and apparently the building has created a bit of a wind tunnel at it’s base. I never walked round it so I can’t say for myself if people’s comb overs do in fact get ruined when walking by the building.
For me though, although it’s not the most inspiring building ever built, the Walkie Talkie isn’t the ugliest building in the UK. The judges really should have taken time to visit Wakefield. We have some eyesores in the centre that really could do with knocking down and starting over!
Glazing make’th the building
There is however an abundance of fantastic architecture in the capital that makes the most of one of the best construction materials ever created. I’m talking about glass of course.